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New to Douglas? We're excited to have you join us! Get a head start on the Winter Semester by attending New Student Orientation events!
Here is what we have in store for you!
Have questions about Douglas? Need directions? Want to know what is going on on campus? Stop by the "Ask Me Tent" to have your questions answered. The "Ask Me Tent" will be located in the New Westminster Concourse and the Coquitlam AB Atrium, January 2nd, 3rd and 4th, from 8:00am-2:00pm.
New to Douglas? New to college? New to Canada? If you said yes to any of these questions, you should come to the "Mix & Mingle" event! You'll get to socialize with other new students, meet and make friends in your faculty, and connect with our current student leaders. The "Mix & Mingle" will take place on Wednesday, January 2nd from 4:00pm-6:00pm in the Douglas Room (N1200) at the New Westminster Campus.
Welcomes will take place on Thursday, January 3rd at the Coquitlam Campus, starting at 3:30pm-4:30pm and again from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
We'll also be having Welcomes at the New Westminster Campus on Friday, January 4th from 4:00pm-5:00pm, 5:00pm-6:00pm, and 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Jan 3rd 3:30 COQ - Register HERE
Jan 3rd 6:00 COQ - Register HERE
Jan 4th 4:00 NW - Register HERE
Jan 4th 5:00 NW - Register HERE
Jan 4th 6:00 NW - Register HERE
Welcome to Canada! We know that coming to a new country can be overwhelming, so we want to provide you with the tools and resources to help make your transition to your new life a little easier. Drop in any time between 10:00am-2:00pm in the Fishbowl at the New Westminster campus to grab a warm beverage, sign-up for health insurance (this is mandatory), learn about tenancy in BC, working in Canada and much more!
Attention International Students! Come see the Douglas International staff and volunteers to get your study permit scanned ANYTIME between 10:00am-2:00pm during Welcome Week:
January 2nd: New Westminster Concourse & Coqutilam Atrium
January 3rd: New Westminster Concourse & Coquitlam Atrium
January 4th: New Westminster Concourse only
*Please note that it is mandatory for you to get your study permit scanned.
All students are expected to concentrate on their studies, but international students have the added duty of having to navigate the Canadian immigration system. Join Douglas International's Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors for an interactive workshop on immigration and how to make sure that you are compliant with your temporary residency conditions.
The same workshop will be offered 3 times (two times in New Westminster and once in Coquitlam) during Welcome Week, so you only need to attend once.
*Please note this is not a workshop on permanent residency.
Are you looking to learn more about the college and how things work around here? Come learn from the best at our "College Knowledge" sessions. These sessions will set you up for success and give you the information you need to become a college pro.
Get Involved On Campus – Want to find opportunities to get involved and make the most out of your Douglas College experience? Come to this College Knowledge session and you’ll learn about where you can start, the great benefits of being involved, and hear some personal stories!
Let’s DO Consent - In this session you will learn about everyday, sexual, and relationship consent, along with tools for being a confident, active bystander. We will explore common consent challenges new students face and work through relevant scenarios.
Take A Look, It’s In A Book - Come and learn about important resources, services, and how to get help at the Library! Session will include an in-depth Library tour.
Setting Up Your Semester With The Learning Centre- Invest your time during the first week of classes to plan a schedule that will get you through to final exams. Learn techniques used by successful Douglas students, while sharing your own strategies with each other.
Power ON – New to navigating Blackboard? Come to this session to go over the basics so you are prepared for class.
Check out our "Campus Carnival"
Now that you've gotten the hang of the place, come chill out at our "Campus Carnival!" We'll have games, prizes and tours plus a lot of cool people for you to talk to. The Carnival will take place on Friday, January 4th from 3:30-7:00pm in the New Westminster Concourse.
We look forward to meeting you!
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